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[aprssig] An amusing aside (Text Pagers)

david vanhorn kc6ete at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 15:47:54 UTC 2010

> Buy enough of them, and you can get them from the factory on whatever
> frequency you want.  Though I've never seen one as low as the 2m band. And
> getting the off-the-shelf pager hardware to demodulate AFSK would likely be
> impossible, I suspect.

A few years ago, I did a pocsag encoder on the AVR, and talked through an
MFJ dataradio on 145.010 to a commercial pager.  The pager was synthesized,
so all I had to do was get into the programming mode and tell it what
frequency to use.   I can dig up the details.
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